Sara is 36. She is severely disabled with cerebral palsy and needs 24-hour care. Sara lives in her own bungalow and receives many hours of support from her sister, Linda.
Linda is determined to give Sara the chance to enjoy the things in life that other people do. That's why she takes her out somewhere every day - to the shops, the pub, drama classes, or the local Church Fellowship.
"But every time we go out," Linda explains, "it's like the clock is ticking - we can't really stay out for longer than three hours at a time. That's because there simply aren't any toilets anywhere that Sara can use - with a hoist and a changing bench. Instead we have to come all the way back to Sara's bungalow, so Sara can go to the toilet in her own bathroom, where there's a hoist. This means that we're pretty much restricted to local journeys.
"Changing Places toilets would make a huge difference to our lives - giving us freedom and choice, and stopping us from worrying every time we go out."
Every time we go out it's like the clock is ticking, because there simply aren't any toilets anywhere that Sara can use.Linda